Michael Doyle is looking forward to returning to the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday night as the Blades prepare to do battle with Coventry City.
Doyle, a former Sky Blues skipper, enjoyed eight years in the Midlands, including knocking Manchester United out of the League Cup during his time as captain.
Despite his connections with City, who were relegated from the Championship last season, the Dubliner insists there will be no room for sentiment at the Ricoh:
"I expect both teams to be there or thereabouts at the end of the season so it will be a big game.
"My wife's family are all big Coventry fans, I still live nearby and I still have plenty of connections with the players and staff so it should be interesting.
"I am fully focused on Sheffield United on our objectives for the season; I can't do anything to influence Coventry's fortunes."
As United look to gain some early season momentum following Saturday's opening day three points over Shrewsbury Town, Doyle is confident the Blades can go one better than last term:
"Last season hurt us in the end and we are desperate to avoid that heartache this time around.
"We are still taking time to gel, but hopefully we aren't too far away and I am sure we can emulate some of the better performances of last season."